About 10 years ago, I embarked on a mission to track down all the obscure little horror flicks I remembered watching as a kid. In the process, I discovered so much more than I had hoped for; a treasure trove of titles I have never heard of. Between books and simple online searches, I created a list of videos I was determined to unearth. It was never my intent to collect videos, but rather to satisfy my morbid curiosity towards titles like Cannibal Campout, Meatcleaver Massacre, and Attack of the Killer Refrigerator. With titles like these, its hard not to be even slightly curious, right? It was then I learned of the small online community that cherished these films, yet didn't have the means or money to pay for them. It then became my duty to bootleg them.
My new mission was to preserve these titles; to preserve the time, effort, and passion that the many filmmakers put into creating them, but yet for some reason forgotten. In the process of dredging out new titles for a digital conversion, I fell in love the releases and discovered the collector in me. The various distributors, ridiculous artwork, silly re-titles, etc. It astounded me how much history there were with these releases, but how little they were talked about. I then created SlasherIndex.com to be just that, an index of the video artwork of my favorite slasher films, from the popular to the obscure. I also began doing reviews on YouTube of these super unknown films.
As making bootlegs became more affordable, more people jumped the pirate bandwagon and began selling their own bootlegs. No longer was I interested in preserving these films since many of them were already all over the net or had been given official releases. My new mission was to provide a definitive source of information for the collector. I did my best with SlasherIndex.com, using my crappy Dreamweaver skills to fulfill my dream site. But the site of my dreams didn't come to be until I bought the domain name, VHSCollector.com and HorrorVHS.com. Perfect for a VHS collecting utopia, I had the new site made, and it continues to be a work in progress.
VHSCollector.com relies on the community itself. Much time and money has been put into making this site a reality. I can only ask and hope for the contribution of artwork and information from our community. For any concerns, questions, or suggestions (or to even sell or trade), please contact me below.
Special Thanks to:
Gregg, for putting the site together!
Dan, a good friend who has helped me with the overwhelming task of scanning covers.
Beatrice, my fiance who has always wowed me with her awesome Photoshop and Illustrator skills!
The contributors, because without you guys, the archive couldn't grow.
And of course 112 Video! I couldn't be more thankful for their permission and support with the archival project! They will definitely go down in the media history books for contributing the largest amount of scans to the archive. Thank you guys!
Thanks to all who visit the site and good luck hunting!